You know how much time I spend trolling Etsy for awful things to make you (and me) laugh? Well, during those searches, I come across some pretty remarkable stuff, and I bookmark the ones I love. Lucky you!
If we’ve learned one thing from Etsomnia™, it’s that there are a lot of creative people out there. Sure, there have been quite a few items that run the gamut from meh to madness, but there are also some really remarkably lovely, interesting, unexpected items that can’t be gotten anywhere else. I try to give gifts that make a real impression, and I’d be proud to give any of the unique items below.
The gift guide includes some of the marvelous things I’ve posted about previously alongside some remarkable new items I’ve happened upon. I’m leaving the uglies and the awfuls for another day. I’m afraid this one is snark-free, but try to enjoy it anyway. And don’t dawdle! Most of the items I’ve listed are one-of-a-kind, so if you snooze, there’s a chance you’ll lose.
NOTE: I know I’m rushing the season a bit, but after I posted last year’s gift guide on Black Friday, I heard that a few of the Etsy items didn’t arrive in time. It’s not uncommon for Etsy sellers to make their items after they are ordered, so since this year’s list is nearly all from Etsy, I want to give us all a few more days to make sure that we get our gifts in time.
Happy gift giving! (And by the way, most of the non-Etsy items from last year’s list are still available, so if you don’t find what you want below, give that list a try!)
For Music Lovers:
For Pet Owners:
For Lovers of Interior Design:
For Readers (and Writers):
Bombay Sapphire rocks glasses
Cocktail mixer sampler
Vintage travel bar set
Bathtub wine glass holder (and you might want to include a couple of non-breakable glasses so nobody gets hurt!)
For New Yorkers (current and former):
For Car Enthusiasts:
For Your Sweetie:
Hilarious hoop embroidery
Beautiful (and very, very sharp) rainbow knife
Zinc house candleholder
Miniature Van Gogh replica
Jade Buddha carving
Vintage advertising thermometer
Amethyst and silver keychain
Rainbow-hued mini leather journals
Set of pastel bud vases
Cement and gold planters and succulents
Vintage opera glasses
Custom-painted house portrait
Tiny sock monkey (Why? Because everyone needs something tiny that makes them smile.)
*Kidding. I was just making sure you were paying attention.